Osteoarthritis - otherwise known as a degenerative joint disease - is the most common type of arthritis. It most commonly occurs in weight-bearing joints of the feet. It often disturbs the great toe joint.
Osteoarthritis tends to affect women more often than men. Most people that are 60 years or older have osteoarthritis to a varying degree. However, it has been diagnosed in individuals in their 20s and 30s, as well.
Symptoms often develop gradually and include:
An individual's chances of developing osteoarthritis are based on several factors including:
If you're suffering from osteoarthritis, please visit your doctor to see what treatment options are available for you.